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#pounditMonday, August 3, 2020

Urban Meyer has funny reaction to question about taking Michigan job

Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer had a funny reaction to a question about potentially taking the Michigan Wolverines head coach job.

Meyer was on set for FOX’s college football coverage on Saturday and was asked what he thought about Michigan this year. Meyer said he thought the Wolverines would win at least nine games. He credited them for having very good players and a good coaching staff.

Then Brady Quinn asked Meyer whether he would contemplate taking the job if it ever came open.

Meyer just smiled and said “next” as he tried to wave off the question.

Where did some of the talk tying Meyer to the Michigan job come from? A sportsbook offered odds on who might be the Michigan coach at the start of next season. The odds did not have Jim Harbaugh favored to return. One name on the list of potential replacements was Meyer, which has led to a few questions this week about him taking the job.

Here’s the thing: Meyer just got done coaching at Ohio State and teaches there. There is no chance he is going to Michigan. He couldn’t stand them and it would go against everything he has represented since 2012. Frankly, the only reason the sportsbook included his name in the odds was for this exact reason: to get people talking about it, even if it’s not realistic. Job well done, because they sparked a conversation as they wanted.

H/T The Spun

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